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Jun 12, 2001, 07:32 PM
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Want a Biplane for next model

I really want a Biplane for my next electric flyer. It has to be slow and easy to fly. Any suggestions??

P.S. I'm too lazy to build a kit. Or maybe just too anxious to fly. I'm not sure.
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Jun 12, 2001, 07:34 PM
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They have a few
Jun 12, 2001, 07:40 PM
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I just looked at the Chubby Lady 2 Biplane. Looks pretty nice. Anybody have one?
Jun 12, 2001, 08:31 PM
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I have recently purchased, assembled, and flown the new "Miss Chief" bipe, available from Hobby-Lobby and New Creations.

It's a well-built ARF that was easy to put together, and flies very nicely on a 6V Speed 400, 8x800 AR or 8X1400 AE cells, Graupner 2.3:1 gearbox, and APC 9x4.7 slow-fly prop. It's bigger than most park flyers, but flies as slowly as my friend's Albatros park flyer. Flight times are averaging about 10 -12 minutes depending on the pack used. The plane cruises nicely at half throttle. It will ROG and land on pavement, or perhaps very well manicured turf.

The only improvement that I plan to make to this plane is to beef up the landing gear - it's too flimsy and bouncy as supplied. Otherwise, I think this is a great plane for relaxed flying.

Jun 13, 2001, 12:19 AM
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Pico is coming out with a Bipe the Tigermoth should be out soon.One of there slowflyers like the Cub
Jun 13, 2001, 07:29 PM
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The Tiger Moth is a real sweet flyer! It fits your qualifcation of "slow and easy to fly" The plane is without a doubt a true slowflyer. It is best flown in low wind situations due to it's low weight and high drag. Mine weighed in at 7 oz AUW. It handles very well and has a fair amount of power to pull it around the sky. If your are looking for a putt around, layed back flyer than do wait for them to become available. They should be in very soon. If you want something that can handle the wind than choose something else. personally I don't mind only flying it in the eary morning or evening when the winds die down and flying my heavier stuff when it's breezy. JT
Jun 13, 2001, 08:15 PM
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The Tiger Moth sounds great. Where should I look online to buy one (when they become available)?
Jun 14, 2001, 06:12 PM
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I just called Horizon to get an actual date that they will be available. The man I spoke with told me that certain dealers will be getting a prelease shipment either tommorow or early next week. These will be just the dealers who are on the special list. I have no idea who they may be. Ask your LHS if they are one. They will be available on the internet site in two weeks.
BTW I just left my sons soccer game. After the game I spent about ten minutes flying around the field while the all kids chased the Tiger Moth trying to catch it. We all had a blast. Those little 6 year olds sure can jump high. It was a big hit with both the kids and the parents. I think I may have attracted a few new eager people to the hobby.
John Tracey

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